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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-11-2015, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Honda sources have said their main target is the KTM 990 ADV. Which is logical considering thats probably the out and out best performing ADV on the market. by best performing i mean as an ADV bike. Most ADV's don't offer you the balance of good manners both on and off road, but the KTM does and the Honda looks to as well.

Hondas advantage will come from price, reliability, reputation and a MASSIVE support network of dealers.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-13-2015, 12:11 PM
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It shouldn't definitely be easier to own a Honda than a KTM. I think some people go for KTM in the first place because it is a bit more rare to see them.
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It shouldn't definitely be easier to own a Honda than a KTM. I think some people go for KTM in the first place because it is a bit more rare to see them.
no people go KTM because they're MONSTERS in the dirty stuff LOL, sorry man KTM has dominated the Dakkar Rally ...

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Paige, I agree with Honda's target being KTM. The new Twin will definitely be geared towards off-road first, and on-road second. Unlike the heavy BMW Adventure bikes.

I can't wait to see the farkles come out for the Africa Twin
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KTM's are born in the wild
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KTM's are born in the wild
hey thats not nice, india is civilized too kidding, that indian money has been good for their product development...
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hey thats not nice, india is civilized too kidding, that indian money has been good for their product development...
That's what i've been noticing from them, a lot of indians scooping these up and I can see why. Good to see KTM has a market where they're doing extremely well.
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That's what i've been noticing from them, a lot of indians scooping these up and I can see why. Good to see KTM has a market where they're doing extremely well.
Back to KTM vs Honda, I wonder if Honda may be considering ADV'ing more bikes in their range. KTM is looking at the Duke 390 in ADV trim... and ADV bikes seem to be the next it thing for the industry...
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It will be a smart move if they do that. Might as well while the competition is also doing that. Who knows in the coming months we may see honda official step up to the plate or at the least see some good speculation around it.
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It will be a smart move if they do that. Might as well while the competition is also doing that. Who knows in the coming months we may see honda official step up to the plate or at the least see some good speculation around it.
Would love to see a little 300 ADV from honda using the Twin from the CBR300
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